Dear fellow countrymen and friends of Bulgaria,
Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Japan.
Here you will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the relations between Bulgaria and Japan, about current events from our bilateral cooperation agenda, as well as activities aimed at presenting our country in Japan.
The ties between Bulgaria and Japan have a history of over 100 years and have withstood the test of time. The first bilateral contacts date back to the Meiji era and the first decades of Bulgaria`s independence. The geographical distance between Bulgaria and Japan has not prevented the two nations from pursuing mutual understanding and cultural exchanges throughout the years. Contacts between the people of our two countries resonate with genuine warmth. The richness of culture and traditions, the beauty of nature and the exceptional hospitality of the Bulgarian and the Japanese people provide the basis for the mutual interest, respect and longstanding friendship between our two nations.
The Bulgarian people are grateful for the valuable support extended by Japan during the years of Bulgaria’s transition to democracy and market economy.
Today`s new realities are imparting new content, quality, dynamics and scope to our relations with Japan. Japan is a priority partner of Bulgaria. Our countries share the same values and similar views on major international issues. Our interaction within the framework of the EU-Japan strategic partnership is strong and Bulgaria has been contributing to the strengthening of the EU-Japan partnership.
Bulgaria is well known in Japan for the Bulgarian rose and yoghurt, its world-famous musicians and singers and the success of its sport athletes. Our mission as an Embassy is to expand and deepen the knowledge of the Japanese general public about the rich cultural and historical heritage and the present-day development of Bulgaria, to present the excellent investment opportunities in our country, as well as Bulgaria’s potential as a major tourist destination; to work for the strengthening of the bilateral political dialogue, the expansion of trade and economic relations, and the enhancement of cooperation in the fields of culture, education, science and technology, sports. We dedicate efforts to strengthen the ties between municipalities in Bulgaria and Japan, and to promote people-to-people contacts, especially between the young people. The protection of the interests of the Bulgarian citizens in Japan is an important aspect of the Embassy`s activities.
Based on the mutual respect and good-will, on what has been already achieved in the bilateral relations, as well as on the broad consensus in Bulgaria in support of the strengthening of the relations with Japan, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Tokyo will continue its targeted efforts to make full use of the existing potential for further deepening of the fruitful cooperation and partnership between Bulgaria and Japan.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Bulgaria to Japan